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9:00am Wednesday 18th July 2012
RUMPS are being fussed over on the Cotentin peninsula. It is not the long silky eyelashes, but backsides and udders that draw the competitor’s eye, leading up to the Fete des Vaches Normandes this month in St M`ère Eglise, where cows are weighed up back to front, writes Penny Lewis.
7:23am Tuesday 26th June 2012
Travelling to a show can be a challenge of unfamiliar roads and strange place names. This is especially the case for shows like the RWAS Spring Festival that are held in Wales, with its landscape of vowel deficient tongue twisters such as Pentre-llwyn-llwyd or Eglwyswrw, writes Helen Babbs.
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3:40pm Thursday 21st July 2011
If you are considering ex-battery hens, why not attend 'Henfest 2011'. On Saturday 30th July Lorraine and Russell Barrett, in conjunction with 'Little Hen Rescue' will be holding a charity event in Roxwell, Essex, attempting ro rehome 1000 of these endearing creatures. Tonty Beavis comments that he gave homes to 4 last year and it has been fantastic watching the poor, emaciated, almost featherless birds turn into plump, happy and characterful pets. And as an added bonus As well as the chickens, several other charities will be there including 'Greyhound Homer' and 'Bird Line', a parrot rehoming charity. There will also be a beekeeping hive on display as well as a tombola and various stalls.You can treat the kids to a donkey ride, admire the alpacas and sheep and treat yourself to coffee and cake and make an afternoon of it.
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